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If you’re like me, you give great advice to the people that you care about. If you’re also like me, you don’t listen to your advice, despite how phenomenal it is! This month’s focus is on checking in with yourself and resetting your life goals. With the pandemic lasting longer than expected and life in general, it is entirely normal to adjust your life course. Today we are going to go through different tips for making sure you’re on track for who you want to be — tips I know I should be using too.

Check Core Values:

In her book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who’s Been There, Tara Schuster shares tips to get yourself back up from rock bottom. One of the methods she recommends in her book is to write down six values that you have in your life. From there, write down examples of how you live each one out in your daily life. Use these six values to determine your measures for whatever it is in your life that you are questioning. i.e., Is the major you are studying cohesive with what you want to do with your life? I am the person that always checks in with myself. My core values are loyalty, compassion, service to others, positivity, good humor, and a spirit of adventure. If I have a day where I struggle to find myself, I pick one core value to focus on using for the day. It is grounding to find comfort in actions that I am used to. …

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